Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 198 pages
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Specters of Marx is a major new book from the renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It represents his first important statement on Marx and his definitive entry into social and political philosophy.

"Specter" is the first noun one reads in The Manifesto of the Communist Party. But that's just the beginning. Once you start to notice them, there is no counting all the ghosts, spirits, specters and spooks that crowd Marx's text. If they are to count for something, however, one must question the spectropoetics that Marx allowed to invade his discourse. In Specters of Marx, Derrida undertakes this task within the context of a critique of the new dogmatism and "new world order" that have proclaimed the death of Marxism and of Marx.

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User Review  - Polytimi - Goodreads

Extremely difficult. A dense book that requires extensive knowledge. A reading to accompany you in the strenuous journey of acquiring knowledge throughout the years. His writing style is amazing. Too ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Let's make one thing clear. The reason that analytics and conservatives get so angry over Derrida is because he practices what he preaches. His books are performative, putting his philosophy in motion ... Read full review


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Jacques Derrida is Directeur d'Etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is well known to English-language readers for such works as Of Grammatology, Spurs, The Post Card, and Cinders. Acts of Literature, a collection of his essays, is available from Routledge.

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